Selfishness in the long-run
Lorenzo Pecchi and Gustavo Piga, editors of Revisiting Keynes: Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren, weigh in on Keynes, selfishness, and the quality of ideas.
Should a selfish man be indifferent to the long-term? And would an interest in the long-run by such an individual be of little benefit to humankind? Both questions arose in our heads after hearing of Prof. Ferguson’s recent claim regarding Lord Keynes, accused of selfishness for having left no children behind.
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